Signs Your Dog May Have Dental Problems


Dogs use many different strategies to communicate with us, but they can't always figure out how to tell us when they are in pain. In some cases, dogs may even hide their pain. This can be especially true when it comes to a toothache. The following are signs that your dog may be suffering dental distress. Symptom #1: Difficulty eating There is one time when a dog can't easily mask their discomfort – when eating.

16 March 2017

2 Things To Expect When You Take Your Dog To The Veterinarian To Get Spayed


When you take your dog into the veterinarian to be spayed, you may not be sure exactly what you should expect. This can make the procedure scarier than it needs to be, especially since it is very routine and is likely a procedure that your dog's veterinarian performs several times each week. This article is going to discuss 2 things that you can expect when you take your dog into the veterinarian to get spayed.

8 March 2017

3 Ways To Save Money As You Grow Your New Veterinary Clinic


Running a new veterinarian clinic can be a rewarding experience, but starting and growing that business can be stressful both mentally and financially. Here are a few things you can do to save some money and keep stress to a minimum while you are growing your veterinarian practice and client base. Buy Your Equipment Used An excellent way to keep your costs down while building up your newly opened veterinary clinic is to buy used veterinary supplies whenever possible.

1 March 2017

Is One of Your Backyard Chickens Under the Weather? What Are Your Options?


With more and more cities passing ordinances permitting the ownership of a small number of hens in suburban and even urban areas, backyard chickens are more popular than ever before. While these chickens can provide you with entertainment, companionship, and a regular source of healthy protein, they're also prone to some health problems with which you may not be accustomed if you haven't raised chickens before. Read on to learn more about tackling some common health issues with backyard hens as well as when (and how) to seek medical attention for a hen in crisis.

14 November 2016

Microchipping Dogs: 3 Things You May Want To Know


It is extremely common for dog owners to get their pets microchipped at a veterinarian's office. Dog owners do this for many reasons, and there are numerous benefits this offers. If you are considering this but do not fully understand how it works, here are three things you may want to know. How It Is Done When a veterinarian microchips a dog, he or she will insert a small chip into the animal.

27 July 2016

When Spring Fever Hits: 7 Dos And Don'ts Of Dealing With A Hormonal Parrot


Springtime is a parrot's natural breeding season, and you may notice your feathered friend exhibiting some seemingly odd behavior during this time. Your usually docile pet may become more aggressive at this time, or seek out suitable nesting materials such as a blanket or couch cushion. Regurgitating food is another hormonal behavior that some birds exhibit during breeding season. Fortunately, you may discourage negative behavior during this time by following a few tried and true "

31 May 2016

Hamsters and Dehydration: Get Answers to the Critical Questions You May Have


If your hamster is not acting like its usual self, and you notice it doesn't seem to be drinking much, you may be worried about dehydration. Just like all animals, a hamster can become dehydrated if it does not get enough liquids. However, since hamsters are so small, dehydration can be a serious problem and set in quickly. Severe dehydration can set in within a few hours depending on the activity level of your hamster, with death being possible if it goes without water for a day or two.

18 April 2016